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Autism protestors target MPP

The battle against the province’s changes to its autism program got a local front last week as protestors gathered outside Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Mike Harris’...

Township mayors fear prospect of amalgamation

When the Ford government took a knife to Toronto council last year, slashing in half the number of municipal seats just prior to the...

Woolwich opts in to province’s plan to allow retail cannabis location in twp.

Joining other municipalities in the region, Woolwich is opting in to the province’s marijuana plan, allowing the option of retail cannabis sales in the...

Ford seems intent on reducing accountability, rewarding friends and supporters

Elected on the strength of not being Kathleen Wynne – a ham sandwich, even without cheese or mustard, would have cleared that bar –...

Cuts are all well and good, as long as they’re the right kind and in context

It’s no surprise Ontario’s deficit is much larger than Kathleen Wynne let on, nor that she lied about balancing the budget – the auditor...

Avoiding waste is key to regaining public’s trust

Last week’s activities in Toronto were another clear example of government waste, mismanagement and lack of regard for the public. No, not Doug Ford’s arbitrary...

Province moves to cancel green energy contracts

Dozens of green energy projects in the region are on the chopping block as the provincial government last weekend announced it was cancelling 758...
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U.S. edges out Canada in national para hockey battle

In the natural on-ice rivalry between Canada and the U.S., the American para hockey team has had the...

Federal funding to boost dementia research in Waterloo Region

An aging population and growing number of dementia cases have health researchers working on numerous fronts, from medical...

Judgment day for seven local maple syrup operators

And the winner is ... well, that’s still a secret. The winning entrant vying...

The finance industry always extracts its ounce of flesh

More than half of Canadians won’t be contributing to an RRSP this year, apparently immune to the exhortations...

The View From Here: February 20, 2020

The sap may not be running, but there's plenty of syrup on hand in these parts...